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The Great Bridge by David McCullough
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Jul 02, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction, personal-favorite

I listened to this book on CD and really enjoyed it. There were a couple of chapters that were "dull" and if I had been physically reading it I may have had difficulty getting through, but overall it was fascinating.

Its always amazing to see the efforts people go through to do what they think is right, and to do their job (as in the case of the chief engineer of the bridge). There are also always people for selfish reasons who will try to beat down good people and try to stand on their shoulders. Seeing that in this story (and knowing it is a true story - as long as it was told accurately :) makes it very frustrating to see good people struggle so much while corrupt people seem to prosper.

The book narrated the process and difficulties of building a bridge (in the 1860s) and how well it was built. When newer bridges have had to be replaced, the Brooklyn Bridge still stands.

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